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A glimpse into the Seafire guestrooms
The Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa, developed and designed by Dart Real Estate, incorporates “rustic-yet-polished Caribbean,” as well as specifically Caymanian and British colonial, aesthetics. Bright colors contrast against weathered natural materials, and the interiors showcase the talents of Dayna Lee and Ted Berner, principal designers of Los Angeles’ Powerstrip Studio, and Mark Sopp of San Francisco’s SB Architects in collaboration with Ave Bradley, Kimpton’s Global SVP Design & Creative Director. Regarding the guestroom design, Lee and Berner explain, “We travel a lot to various islands and we wanted to create a design for the Seafire Resort and Spa guestrooms that was unique not only to the island, but also unique to seaside hotels the world over. While spending time on Grand Cayman, we were moved by the pink blossoms of cymbidium orchids and red Royal Poinciana layered on white sand.” As such, the design team utilized an island palette inspired by indigenous Cayman tropical blooms, with red and fuchsia tones on sand and bark hues, a welcome design departure from the turquoise blue palette so often seen in coastal properties.
The Residences at Seafire
Much-loved furniture store Beacon Furniture has re-opened in a new location in George Town. Once situated on Dorcy Drive, Beacon is now on the corner of North Church Street and Mary Street, across from Casanova restaurant. The new location provides easy parking off Mary Street and will showcase the same selection of quality furniture, including bedroom, living room, dining room as well as home accents.
Capital Realty joins forces with Engel & Völkers
Capital Realty has joined leading international real estate company Engel & Völkers, combining Cayman’s highly competent team with their worldwide network and premium listings. Engel & Völkers’ success is based on its customer service, market knowledge and global premium real estate services. They are truly a connected global company with 7,000 advisors in 700 brokerages in 38 countries. Engel & Völkers Cayman is a proud member of CIREBA and are located at Tropic Centre.
Engel & Völkers Cayman Islands
Chalmers Gibbs, this year celebrating its 50-year anniversary, is expanding. In most recent news, interior architect Lara Adams has joined the firm to manage its corporate interiors and residential design. Lara has relocated from Perth, Australia and her concentration in corporate and institutional interiors is augmented by considerable experience with contemporary residential design.
Chalmers Gibbs Architects
Digicel joins Cayman Technology Centre
NCB Group has welcomed Digicel as the newest tenant of Cayman Technology Centre (CTC), one of Cayman’s most innovative and energy efficient commercial buildings, operating completely off grid through the integration of both solar and geothermal technologies. Occupying 8,000 sq. ft. on the second level, CTC will be home to the company’s new headquarters. Digicel will be joining The Security Centre as an anchor tenant in January 2017.
GreenTech solar at Kimpton
GreenTech Solar has just completed the installation of the largest solar array in the Cayman Islands. The 170KW solar energy system, located on top of the new Kimpton SeaFire Resort and Spa utilizes SunPower solar panels, manufacturer of the world’s most durable and efficient solar panels. Over the next 25 years the SunPower solar energy system will save the Kimpton SeaFire resort hundreds of thousands of dollars in electricity costs while also benefiting the environment and reducing carbon emissions through the production of clean energy from the sun.
Groundbreaking at TIDES
NCB Group, developer of TIDES, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at their oceanside South Sound site. In attendance were shareholders of NCB Group, members of the Cayman Islands Government and the managing director of Butterfield Bank. Featuring 24, two-, three- and four-bedroom condos, unique architecture and 18’ floor-to-ceiling windows, TIDES is slated for completion in late 2017. This will be the third major development for NCB Group in the last three years.
Box Buddies is a new company in Cayman, offering on-demand micro storage. Instead of purely offering a storage facility, Box Buddies offers a comprehensive service, including rental of standard size plastic storage bins, which hold 2.5 cubic feet, as well as pickup and delivery services for both the empty boxes and the fully packed containers ready for storage. Goods are then stored in their secure facility on Godfrey Nixon Way, with an option of climate controlled or non-climate controlled. They also offer affordable packing materials and box locks to further ensure safety.
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Team Property Cayman at RE/MAX Cayman Islands, led by award-winning real estate agent Michael Joseph, has expanded with the addition of top producing agent and now business partner Stefan Prior. Joseph expects the new change to bring sustainable growth and new levels of service to their clientele. Previous to his real estate career, Prior trained and practiced as an architect in the U.K. and brings with him a keen eye for design along with a flair for social media and market intelligence.
Team Property Cayman
Tomlinson’s new candle ranges
Tomlinson Furniture has expanded its collection to include candles from two popular brands: Candle Warmers Etc. and Northern Lights. Candle Warmers Etc. produces a safer alternative to traditional candles, using warming pads or lamps to melt candles and encourage aroma, without the need for a naked flame. Tomlinson’s is also stocking a Wax Melt bar from Northern Lights, where customers can select fragranced wax chips which can be slowly melted in electric warmers to bring aroma to the home.